The purpose of launching PhD program at the University of South Asia is to prepare students at the advanced level to investigate and resolve new challenges faced by Computer Science discipline. The PhD program at University of South Asia provides solid theoretical foundations by offering the latest courses designed by leading experts in the field. Students are also exposed to the latest research ideas through innovative technologies and theoretical knowledge of the subject.
The Department of Computer Science is committed to achieve the highest international standard and encourages students to optimize their skills and potentials to solve the contemporary problems of computer science. Thus seeking and disseminating knowledge has been our priority since the time of inception.
The CS department provides a tremendous learning and research
environment through its highly qualified faculty and research
groups working in the areas of Networking, Databases, Software
Engineering, and Computer Vision and Graphics.
The Graduate Program in Computer Science has been designed with the objectives that the students will:
Possess a breadth of knowledge in Computer Science, combined with a depth of knowledge in at least one focus area.
Be capable of independent research in Computer Science.
Be familiar with the literature in the field and be able to perform a literature search on an advanced topic in Computer Science.
Be knowledgeable about the theoretical foundations of computing and have strong practical application experience.
Be able to make a professional presentation and be able to write a research article in the field of Computer Science.
Having experience working in teams and Faculty.
There is no Core Course in PhD, students study six elective course for their own choice / specialization
PhD Program is offered in the following Disciplines:
1- Software Engineering
2- Semantic Web
4- Database System
5- Multimedia & Graphics
List of Elective Courses (3 Credit Hours Each Course)
Multimedia & Graphics
An MS/ M.Phil degree with Thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution, with minimum CGPA 3.0/ 4.0 (semester system) or 70% marks (annual system) and no third division (annual system) or 'D' grade (semester system) throughout the academic career.
GRE (subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT (subject) with minimum score of 60.
The duration of studies for PhD degree shall be not less than three years and not more than five years.
- An MPhil scholar will have to complete minimum of 30 credit hours by undertaking 24 credit hours course work from approved Scheme of Studies and 06 credit hours of MPhil Thesis.
- A PhD scholar shall have to complete 18 credit hours of graduate level course work from approved Scheme of Studies and 09 credit hours of PhD thesis.
- The registration of PhD thesis of 09 credit hours shall be allowed after the completion of coursework for PhD degree
- If the scheme of courses completed by candidates for their last academic degree in the relevant field does not provide adequate background for the PhD program into which they are seeking admission, they may be required to rectify the deficiency by taking one or more additional courses proposed by the departmental Advisory Committee.